As much as we are looking forward to the holidays so we can leave our troubles behind and spend a few days surrounded by our loved ones, there are plenty of ways this magical season can start going downhill.

Maybe one of your clients starts demanding a holiday discount. Or maybe your nephew is complaining about his gift. There's no limit to human creativity when it comes to spoiling Christmas for other people.

To remind you to be kind to others during this time of year, here's a list of people who weren't. Even the Grinch would think most of them pushed it a little too far.

#1

Selling A Used Imac For 1200$, Woman Asks “How Low” I Would Sell It For, Or If I’d Take 800 And Some Jewelry She Makes. Oh And I Also Ruined Christmas

Selling A Used Imac For 1200$, Woman Asks “How Low” I Would Sell It For, Or If I’d Take 800 And Some Jewelry She Makes. Oh And I Also Ruined Christmas

Vindictive_Barista Report

fu yu
Community Member
5 months ago

love the seller's last response

View More Replies...
View more comments
#2

Strangers Wont Give My Kid AirPods Or Money?! Thanks For Ruining His Christmas!

Strangers Wont Give My Kid AirPods Or Money?! Thanks For Ruining His Christmas!

KetoMyLastHope Report

DUN DUN
Community Member
5 months ago

All I can think/say is "What the f**k?"

View More Replies...
View more comments

But everyone who wants to make people smile during Christmas rather than frown should consider gift-giving. 

This year in the US, for example, consumers estimate they will spend $942 on Christmas gifts, up from $885 in 2018. In total, gift expenditure should surpass $1 trillion. And there's a good reason behind it.

"Humans are an incredibly social species and one of the things that set us apart is forming and maintaining relationships with others," Daniel Farrelly, a psychologist at the University of Worcester, said. "Gift-giving around holidays, birthdays, graduations or weddings is a great opportunity to reinforce those relationships."

#3

Stealing A Chemo Patient's Neuropathy Cream At Christmas Time

Stealing A Chemo Patient's Neuropathy Cream At Christmas Time

Grusselgrosser Report

Bacony Cakes
Community Member
5 months ago

Next package you order should be a booby trap.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#4

These People In My Building Showing Cruelty Instead Of Love On Christmas

These People In My Building Showing Cruelty Instead Of Love On Christmas

praise_jeeebus Report

Enuya
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Did the poor cat survive?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#5

All She Wanted For Christmas Was A Pair Of Airpod Pro!

All She Wanted For Christmas Was A Pair Of Airpod Pro!

soum91fuckshadowban Report

Kristof De Smet
Community Member
5 months ago

Leave.

View More Replies...
View more comments

But whatever you buy, don't add a small gift to a big gift — when we receive presents in a bundle, we tend to unconsciously average out their value, so a small thing tacked onto a big one will hurt the latter's impact.

This is called the "Presenter's Paradox," and it was first exposed in a 2012 study of the same name, where participants were offered either an iPod by itself or an iPod with a free download for one song.

When asked how much they would pay for it, those offered the iPod with the cheap download valued it 20% less than those without. However, participants asked to choose which option they would gift, overwhelmingly went with the one that included the download, demonstrating that when it comes to gift-giving we fail to grasp that (sometimes) less is actually more.

#6

A Christmas-Themed Tale Of One Entitled Woman's Quest For A Free Coffee Shop Journal

A Christmas-Themed Tale Of One Entitled Woman's Quest For A Free Coffee Shop Journal

whynuttzy Report

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
5 months ago

She's a better person than me. I would have slowly torn up the sticker while looking the Karen straight in the eyes.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#7

How Are My Kids Supposed To Live Without Juice?!

How Are My Kids Supposed To Live Without Juice?!

SnooDucks9912 Report

8Yorkies-and-63cats
Community Member
5 months ago

English is not my native language, but I think this person spelled "thank you" wrong. I'm sure it's just a really long typo.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#8

People Who Steal Christmas Lights

People Who Steal Christmas Lights

ICA2015 Report

Samantha Power
Community Member
5 months ago

Why oh why do people steal this sort of thing.

View More Replies...
View more comments

But if you run out of ideas, remember that gift cards are not bad. Cash is probably the one thing that has the same value for everybody.

But while gifting cash is popular on some occasions in some cultures, it's not for everyone and can be interpreted as lazy or sometimes even offensive.

"Gift cards have become much more popular over time. And they're also very popular with recipients," said Joel Waldfogel, an economist and the author of a study called "The Deadweight loss of Christmas."

Yes, they aren't perfect — there's still some perceived loss of value and billions of dollars worth of them go unredeemed each year — but they're a better option than a rushed or poorly chosen set of socks.

#9

This Person Who Wanted Custom-Made Art For A Christmas Discount Of 100% Free

This Person Who Wanted Custom-Made Art For A Christmas Discount Of 100% Free

caboose2253 Report

Tracy
Community Member
5 months ago

Someone doesn't know what "commission" means.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#10

Happy Holidays! It's That Time Of The Year!

Happy Holidays! It's That Time Of The Year!

halfgodesshalfhell Report

Kimi Tomminello
Community Member
5 months ago

No wonder she has no friends

View More Replies...
View more comments
#11

Gotta Get That Christmas Money Some Way Or Another!!

Gotta Get That Christmas Money Some Way Or Another!!

Twelves- Report

Lauren Caswell
Community Member
5 months ago

Wtf wtf no. This person is gna have a kid and they are this despicable? I hate being the same species as some people sometimes, it's just so Amoral

View More Replies...
View more comments
#12

It Always Gets Worse With Christmas

It Always Gets Worse With Christmas

tellemifyoulike Report

Stephanie Did It
Community Member
5 months ago

Call the waaambulance! 😫

View More Replies...
View more comments
#13

Selling An $800 Drone With Accessories For $400 To Get A Little Christmas Money. Then This Parent Of The Year Shows Up

Selling An $800 Drone With Accessories For $400 To Get A Little Christmas Money. Then This Parent Of The Year Shows Up

schmoogina Report

Caro Caro
Community Member
5 months ago

Why is it someone else's responsibility to make other people's kids happy?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#14

Free Christmas Tree Isn’t Tall Or Full Enough…

Free Christmas Tree Isn’t Tall Or Full Enough…

Lacroix_boiii Report

Barbara Cochrane
Community Member
5 months ago

What a beautiful tree! And free!!! How ungrateful can you be? Creep!!

View more comments
#15

People Buying Animals As Christmas Presents That They Don’t Intend To Love Or Keep

People Buying Animals As Christmas Presents That They Don’t Intend To Love Or Keep

reddit.com Report

ZAPanda
Community Member
5 months ago

DIE.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#16

Walking To The Christmas Fair Downtown

Walking To The Christmas Fair Downtown

derikc4 Report

Anyone-for-tea?
Community Member
5 months ago

Gross. I saw a guy serving in a cafe that stood like that while he was talking to customers, while I had just sat down at another table. When he left to go in the back, my friend and I left to find somewhere else.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#17

Apparently I Ruined Someone’s Christmas?

Apparently I Ruined Someone’s Christmas?

mcalel_ Report

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
5 months ago

I was expecting threats with lawsuits and police.

View more comments
#18

How Else Are People Going To Buy Christmas Presents?

How Else Are People Going To Buy Christmas Presents?

TheBestJamian Report

Bernd Herbert
Community Member
5 months ago

wow, many people really don't understand what the word "scam" means!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#19

This Pos Who Stole A $250 Present Off Our Porch That Arrived After We Went To Bed. Video Is From 3 Am Christmas Day

This Pos Who Stole A $250 Present Off Our Porch That Arrived After We Went To Bed. Video Is From 3 Am Christmas Day

trolldoll420 Report

Aqualia
Community Member
5 months ago

THE GRINCH

View more comments
#20

Imagined Being This Ungrateful

Imagined Being This Ungrateful

TheRobobGamer Report

Charlie does cartwheels
Community Member
5 months ago

(Typed with seething anger, Denice.)

View More Replies...
View more comments
#21

Put Up Different Christmas Decorations!

Put Up Different Christmas Decorations!

reddit.com Report

Kristy Nelson
Community Member
5 months ago

Um... you don't!

View more comments
#22

Stealing On Christmas

Stealing On Christmas

TacoHut_PizzaBell Report

Nat Rich
Community Member
5 months ago

In fairness, he could just be hiding it from his child. I remember the difficulties of going stocking present shopping with the kids in tow.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#23

Give A Dog Away Cause It’s Aging, Wants A Brand New Puppy For Christmas

Give A Dog Away Cause It’s Aging, Wants A Brand New Puppy For Christmas

glamfaerie Report

ZAPanda
Community Member
5 months ago

Animals are not mere objects. I think KARMA is on its way.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#24

Christmas Day Discounts For Second Hand Cars??

Christmas Day Discounts For Second Hand Cars??

Terrifiedspork Report

Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
5 months ago

You can find a really good car for 14k for your son, I'm sure

View More Replies...
View more comments
#25

My Aunt’s Skeevy Boyfriend Went From Asking What My Husband And I Want For Christmas To This Garbage In 2 Minutes

My Aunt’s Skeevy Boyfriend Went From Asking What My Husband And I Want For Christmas To This Garbage In 2 Minutes

kate_mili Report

M K Shaw
Community Member
5 months ago

Creep.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#26

Cb Doesn’t Appreciate “Lame” Christmas Gift

Cb Doesn’t Appreciate “Lame” Christmas Gift

smaj27 Report

Quiltin Mammar
Community Member
5 months ago

Ungrateful sod

View More Replies...
View more comments
#27

First Time In Years That I've Been Able To Afford Decent Christmas Gifts For My Niece And This Piece Of Shit Stole Them Off Of My Sisters Porch!

First Time In Years That I've Been Able To Afford Decent Christmas Gifts For My Niece And This Piece Of Shit Stole Them Off Of My Sisters Porch!

cra-1994 Report

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
5 months ago

Still don't get this utter US madness of leaving parcels on porches and next wondering that they get stolen. In the Netherlands either your neighbor is asked to hold the parcel for you, or it is taken to some shop where you can collect it. Delivery people don't leave parcels at your door for the convenience of thieves.

View More Replies...
View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#28

Bragging About Destroying A Kids Christmas Present That He Stole... Outstanding Human Being

Bragging About Destroying A Kids Christmas Present That He Stole... Outstanding Human Being

wadef4 Report

Kristy Nelson
Community Member
5 months ago

What is wrong with some people?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#29

Ex Baby Daddy Photo Shops His & New Gfs Faces Onto His Ex Baby Moms Christmas Photos

Ex Baby Daddy Photo Shops His & New Gfs Faces Onto His Ex Baby Moms Christmas Photos

glamfaerie Report

Lauren Caswell
Community Member
5 months ago

Omg. I am stopping here I was expecting Christmas grinches not psycho

View More Replies...
View more comments
#30

It's Sad That You Have To Say This On Christmas

It's Sad That You Have To Say This On Christmas

anniefienning1314 Report

Random Anon
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Just like people getting a good meal in a restaurant and then commenting how they can make the same thing at a fraction of the price. Yeah no s**t, Bob but is it even edible? Not to mention the time for ingredients shopping, the prep work and the clean-up too.

View more comments
#31

This Was On A Post About Giving Free Stuff For People In Need For Christmas

This Was On A Post About Giving Free Stuff For People In Need For Christmas

Togic996 Report

Charlie does cartwheels
Community Member
5 months ago

“…while I’m on mine…”. But as an actual response without a drip of self awareness

View More Replies...
View more comments
#32

Using A Living Creature To Make Your Tacky Christmas Decorations

Using A Living Creature To Make Your Tacky Christmas Decorations

Aquagenie Report

Caro Caro
Community Member
5 months ago

Aaaaaw animal abuse for Christmas? NO

View More Replies...
View more comments
#33

Local Needs Group. A Christmas Tree Is Requested. A Christmas Tree Is Given. But The Stand Was Lost Somewhere. Now Tree Recipient Has Useless Garbage From Jerks And Has To Haul It To The Dump

Local Needs Group. A Christmas Tree Is Requested. A Christmas Tree Is Given. But The Stand Was Lost Somewhere. Now Tree Recipient Has Useless Garbage From Jerks And Has To Haul It To The Dump

CaptainEmmy Report

Kimi Tomminello
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Not understanding this one. *Edit* not all of the post loaded- all of the chat portion was missing my first time around.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#34

Someone Cut Down A Neighbor's Tree For Christmas Purposes

Someone Cut Down A Neighbor's Tree For Christmas Purposes

KingsleyTheDog Report

Enuya
Community Member
5 months ago

Somehow, the the text on this sign made me even more sad that this situation itself.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#35

My Brother Won Some Basketball Tickets At Our Work Christmas Party Last Night. Not Being A Basketball Fan, He Decided To Try To Sell Them To Make Money To Go Towards Our Parents Christmas Present. As You Know, It's Choosy Beggars Favorite Time Of The Year!

My Brother Won Some Basketball Tickets At Our Work Christmas Party Last Night. Not Being A Basketball Fan, He Decided To Try To Sell Them To Make Money To Go Towards Our Parents Christmas Present. As You Know, It's Choosy Beggars Favorite Time Of The Year!

rubecantcubeitself Report

Charlie does cartwheels
Community Member
5 months ago

But I’m religious!!!!!! 🤢

View More Replies...
View more comments
#36

Pay Me $100 And I’ll Let You Take Down My Christmas Tree, Lights, And Ornaments While I Sit There Watching You, Sipping My Drink

Pay Me $100 And I’ll Let You Take Down My Christmas Tree, Lights, And Ornaments While I Sit There Watching You, Sipping My Drink

realitydesign Report

Nat Rich
Community Member
5 months ago

Clearly a joke

View More Replies...
View more comments
#37

I Bought A Friend A Season Pass As A Late Christmas Gift, A Day Later Wants Me To Get A Refund And Buy Him Something Else

I Bought A Friend A Season Pass As A Late Christmas Gift, A Day Later Wants Me To Get A Refund And Buy Him Something Else

FuckOffYouPrick Report

Casey Burns
Community Member
5 months ago

What friend?

View More Replies...
View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#38

That's That Christmas Spirit!

That's That Christmas Spirit!

Stvreps Report

Stephanie Did It
Community Member
5 months ago

And what did you give them, Cupcake?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#39

This Guy Is 35 Years Old...

This Guy Is 35 Years Old...

mikethelabguy Report

Devil's Advocate
Community Member
5 months ago

35 going on 15

View More Replies...
View more comments
#40

This An En Employee Of 10+ Years “Gift” For Christmas From Wal-Mart

This An En Employee Of 10+ Years “Gift” For Christmas From Wal-Mart

rmoney1269 Report

Lee
Community Member
5 months ago

Why is this in Choosing Beggars? It's just another example of Walmart treating their employees like tissues. Use them and throw them away.

View More Replies...
View more comments

Note: this post originally had 70 images. It’s been shortened to the top 40 images based on user votes.